With one week to go, the number of entries received for the 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress has reached 138. This is just five fewer than played last year, so we will certainly exceed the 2013 entry.
Top seed in the Open will be Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, the highest-graded person on the ECF grading list at 280. There are 10 players graded over 200, making the Open the strongest for many years.
The largest section to date is the Minor (Under 120), with 38 entered, including 13 juniors. You can view the current list of entrants here.
The entry includes 36 players from Suffolk.